Instagram was trying to play us the other day by crashing but I'm still gonna show her some love cuz we all know she's the queen bee of social media. And the queen bee of life is basically food so we're bringing them together in matrimony today and showcasing some of my favorite food IG accounts! What the hell am I saying? I'm 97% asleep and I'm just gonna go with it... play along.

photo from IG @bonnyrebecca


First up is @vegamegame 
This account is so different from any other food account out there. Instead of showing the actual food, she has drawings of the ingredients! It's such a fun and unique way to share recipes!

A photo posted by Vegamega.me (@vegamegame) on

Next up is @bonnyrebecca
She's a vegan YouTuber, and her IG is filled with incredible food that she makes as well as amazing food from all her world travels!

Next is the amazing @thejoshelkin
You may know him from EpicMealTime on YouTube, he then moved on to the Cooking Channel. He's a food artist and this account is a foodie's dream. I highly suggest also following him on Snapchat!

A photo posted by Josh Elkin (@thejoshelkin) on

And of course, everyone's favorite: @buzzfeedtasty

A photo posted by Tasty (@buzzfeedtasty) on

What are your favorite food accounts? 
Do you post a lot of food on your own Instagram? 


My Basic Summer Makeup


More often than not when you get excited for someone's "basic" makeup, it's a list of at least 36 products. I'm not here to play games today, this is legit basic bitch makeup. My "summer look" has consisted of only four things. Not only is this better for my skin, it saves a million hours of time in the morning. For real, it might take me under two minutes to do this. Which is amazing because I have to be at work at 6:30am and I prefer hitting snooze twelve times rather than getting up to slather slime all over my face.

Bonus: this is all drugstore products!


1.) After washing and moisturizing, I use the Garnier Skin Renew Anti Dark Circle Roller under my eyes. And maybe a lil dab around my nose if there is redness. I tap it out with my finger all around my eye area including the lids. It adds such a nice fresh brightness to your face, you instantly stop looking like you just crawled back from the dead. I've been using this thing for years and have raved about it here before, it's my little baby that I'll never let go of.

2.) Next up is some translucent powder for all around my eyes and I like to swipe it over my whole T-zone also. My ride or die powder has been this NYX Set It and Don't Fret It for so long. This is another one I've mentioned on here and in videos a bunch of times. I'm loyal as fuck to my products and to..... NEXT!

3.) I'm so beyond lazy about brows but still completely refuse to leave them untouched. While I love the Brow Wiz and Pomade and every other product like it, I just don't have the time or patience to be that detailed. I used to love the Benefit Gimme Brow but when I started using the NYX Tinted Brow Mascara, I was hooked. It's the perfect color for me, it fills them in pretty nicely and naturally, and locks everything in place. A few swipes and it's done.

4.) And lastly of course is mascara because this is the one product that makes all the difference. You could have a whole face of makeup on and it wouldn't look good until you add mascara. It is the queen! If I'm feeling fancy I'll curl my lashes first but I usually don't bother. My long time fave is the L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black.

Obviously what I do is really so simple, it's just to make me look awake. It's my "wake up makeup". And let's be real, while yes this is my summer situation because I don't want sticky foundation melting off my skin in the 110 degree heat, it will probably just be my go-to forever makeup since I love it so much. Maybe I'm just in a phase, but I'm so over putting 97 products on my face and eyes. I love makeup, I really do but it's exhausting and damaging and ummm expensive. And homegirl is on a major spending freeze. I think I've only worn a full face of makeup three times in the last few months. It's so freeing!

What products do you use to keep a simple fresh faced look? 


Fire In The Sky


If you checked social media at all this past weekend, you were made well aware that there was a massive fire burning in Los Angeles. If you follow me on snapcht (mskellylouise) you saw it grow with me. Even though it was destructive and tragic for some, it lit up the sky so beautifully. I'm not positive but I think the smoke and falling ash stretched out to about 30 miles across LA County.

photo take from my kitchen balcony

photo taken from my kitchen balcony

photo by IG @lburns87 || this is from outside our apt building

taken from Universal City, about 25 miles away from the fire
photo by IG @lburns87

smoke spreading across San Fernando Valley all the way from Santa Clarita Valley
photo is a capture from Julien Solomita's video below

How was your weekend? 
Have you ever seen a smoke filled sky like this before? 


Get To Know Me


Almost two years ago I posted a video with 50 Facts About Me. It was totally random, and not very deep. Today, I saw a video that was posted by someone in a similar situation as me. She had been in relationship for a few years and it suddenly ended. She wanted to kinda show her own self again so she did the 25 Questions tag (even though it wasn't 25?) and I felt it was kind of the perfect time for me to do the same. I'm re-adjusting to a lost audience and a new audience and thought it'd be fitting to do a simple sort of get to know me post.

Keeping it basic, light and again not very deep, here we go!

1.  What is your middle name? 

2. What is your favorite color? 

3. Who was your best friend? (it literally asks was.... the fuck?)
was... Robert :/

4. How tall are you? 
5' 1"

5. Cats or dogs? 
both both both both ...DENIRO!

6. Funniest moment throughout school? 
legit that was like 20 years ago, I can't think that far back. what a pathetic answer hahaha

7. How many countries have you visited?
I've lived a sheltered life and only have ever gone to Canada

8. Have you gone to college? 
like a real one? no. I took a medical assisting course a few years after high school and then did nothing with it. 

9. What was your favorite/worst subject in high school? 
I've always loved Science.
And absolutely hated English. Don't tell me what to read, your options are boring as fuck! And forcing us to read to the whole class, ugh. Everything about english class was miserable and uncomfortable. Except vocab tests, cuz flash cards.  And side note, I've never written an essay. I bullshitted my way into getting a D in English classes just to pass them. borrriiinnngggg

10. What is your favorite drink? 
water with lemon!
for alcohol - gin with seltzer water and limes

11. What is your favorite animal? 
ALL OF THEM. all of them. 

12. What is your favorite perfume? 
I'm realizing I don't have one. I don't have a signature scent, I'm always mixing it up. I miss all of Mariah's perfumes haha. Remember when everyone was wearing CKone? I was one of those people. 

13. Tea or coffee? 
Tea. sooo much tea. all the tea!

14. What would you name your children? 
girl Aspyn and boy Austin?

15. What sports have you played? 

16. What is your favorite book? 
I have a few faves, with the same running theme - memoirs.
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey (I read it before the Oprah drama *eye roll*)
A Piece of Cake - Cupcake Brown
My Fight Your Fight - Ronda Rousey
the Dave Pelzer "trilogy" - A Child Called It, The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave

17. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers? 
Casey Neistat
Jenna Marbles
Shane Dawson
Julien Solomita
Nicole Guerriero
Karissa Pukas

18. What is your favorite movie? 
Finding Nemo and The Wizard Of Oz

19. Are you single or are you taken? 
taken, actually. taken by me.

20. What is your ideal first date?
uhhh I really have no idea, the thought of this actually terrifies me. I haven't been on a date since like 2009 and I have no idea what the "dating world" is like and I'm scared to death and kinda would rather be alone and take myself on dates. help.

21. How many boyfriends have you had? 
like real long term ones? ... three. 

22. What is your favorite memory from childhood? 
ehhh this is a dark place. but since we're keeping it light... the first thing that comes to mind is all the weekends I would spend at my best friend Casey's house. And we would ride our bikes around the neighborhood and go to the local tiny video store and get candy and rent scary movies. A lot of my best memories were time spent at her house. Actually maybe all my best memories. Her parents treated me like their own child and took me in when my mom had to go away...

23. Do you speak any other languages?

24. Do you have siblings? 
yes!!! an older brother, Kevin and my younger sister Erica!

25. How would you describe your fashion sense? 
lazy as fuck. whatever I'm feeling in the moment. sweatpants are life.

26. What is your favorite restaurant? 
I hate everything in LA and really miss all the places back home. I really miss Bertucci's. Is that still around? 

27. What is your favorite TV show? 
Vanderpump Rules and Law & Order SVU

28. Tell one of your bad habits? 
not responding to texts. 

Now tell me two things about YOU!

I don't really have any new pix so I just went with the most fuckery ones I could find. Of course from Snapchat...

bt-dubs :: I've successfully made it through two weeks of my consistent new blogging schedule
*high fives myself*


What I Get At Chipotle


I know any of you that enjoy Chipotle have a "go-to" meal there. Everyone gets the same.exact.thing. when they go. Including me, of course. But mine has changed, for a couple of reasons. One being that I'm now going vegan and can't add chicken and two being that they be playing me on the bell peppers. I'll get into that rant in a minute.

Before I get into what my current staple is, let me tell you what my old tradition was. For years and years my solid go to was this: Burrito, Rice (brown or white, whatever I was feeling that day), Fajita Veggies, Chicken and the Mild tomatoes. That's it. Basic as fuck.

Now it's time for the bell pepper rant - for the fajita veggies, I would kindly ask them to only pick the peppers, no onions please. And for years and years it was never a problem. Until my local Chipotle got a new manager. I was rudely told that I can never ask for peppers only ever again because it takes up too much time and is an inconvenience. *my blank stare* HOLD UP.... first of all, let me note something very important. I'm not a douche. I never ever asked them to do that when there was a line behind me. I start my work day very early so my lunch is very early, when I go to Chipotle it's always empty. Any other time that I'd go, if there was a line I would choose getting a bowl instead of a burrito and I would pick out the onions myself. And I said that to lil miss rude employee, and she condescendingly replied basically telling me "too bad so sad fuck off".

Bell pepper rant #2: Dear Chipotle, all bell peppers taste different. You cannot have green peppers for months and years and then BOOM one day switch to red, or yellow. da fuq?! That messes up the entire flavor fusion! It's a total mind fuck. Stop it.

To be honest, I stopped going to Chipotle for a long time because it became more frustrating than enjoyable. I've also made online orders, picked up, got back to my desk, opened my bowl, and saw that I was given the wrong order. TWICE. So yea, great new management *eye roll*.

However, since I'm trying to go vegan I wanted to see if I could switch it up a bit and be happy with it. I'm super picky and I've never liked all that extra shit like sour cream and guacamole, yuck. I had tried the corn once before and didn't like it. But one day I was feeling brave and tried it again, hmm "not so bad". Great, this could work! So I went balls to the wall and created a new tradition and I.Love.It.

So here we go:
White rice (I recently heard brown is pointless)
Mild tomatoes
Corn salsa
SIIIIIIDE of fajita veggies and I stuff the peppers in as make my way down the burrito.  POWER MOVE.

It makes for a very fresh and kinda summery feeling meal. And when I'm feeling a change, I'll do it all in a bowl. Like I did the day I finally caved and downloaded Pokemon GO and there was a mean little fucker right there on my table.

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Now I wanna go get me some Chipotle before I drool all over this keyboard just thinking about it. In the words of Shane Dawson, "and no, this is not hashtag spons but I wish it was!" 

What do YOU get at Chipotle!?? Let me know what your tradition is. 


Home Decor Inspiration


I've been settled into my own place now for about two and a half months now. For the most part, I've already got all the decor I've wanted. But of course, there are those few things just sitting out there on my wish list that I just can't stop thinking about. And they'll probably be sitting out in wish list land for a long time - I'm trying to be on a spending freeze!

In case you're wondering, the running color theme in my studio is white with gold and green accents. With 99% of the green being faux plants.  Here are some things I've had my eyes on for awhile.

White Globe:  I've been searching Etsy for the perfect gold globe, but came across this white one on Amazon and decided that she, she is, the one

Gold Dipped/White Marble Coasters: Oh hi most gorgeous coasters of all time. 

Gold Dinosaur Air Plant: By far one of my favorite things on the internet. The only reason I don't have one yet is because I absolutely cannot decide which dino I want. I'm leaning towards Stegosaurus...

Glass & Gold "Booze" Decanter: Ok but really, why am I waiting on this? We all need one. 

White Marble Clock: A clock with class? I'll take it! 

Pyrite Wine Stopper: Not that there is ever any left over wine, but just in case...

Green Agate Bookends: I actually got these last week! 

And that's it... for now :)

Which dinosaur would you pick? 
What is your decor theme if you have one? 


|shelf - Overstock|
|elephant - Hobby Lobby|
|plant - Hobby Lobby|
|bookends - West Elm|
|books - Amazon|

Secret Life Of... Me?


Oh hey, look, I'm still here! I'm back for week two of committing to my new schedule. As promised, we're gonna keep it simple here for Monday and speak mostly in photos. This time it's gonna be a weekend recap. I'm not gonna discuss much but I happily was able to spend both Saturday and Sunday with an... old friend. Letting go of anger and being at peace with some shit can really do a lot for your inner self. Remember that. 

::Friday after work I went to get my roots touched up. Ya girl is old and gray as fuck. 

::Saturday I woke up early and killed it at the gym, did boring things like cleaning and laundry. And then headed out to Anaheim, with the old friend to watch some Muay Thai fights. It was a lot of fun! I went to watch a class last week and I think I'm gonna start going.  My body needs it. 

::Sunday morning I let the stairmaster kick my ass again (you may have seen on snapchat! @mskellylouise). And later, the Secret Life Of Pets! We'd been excited for this movie for a whole year, being able to see it together was exciting. The movie is hilarious, as expected! We laughed the whole time. A well spent afternoon. 



And now I'm closing out the weekend with a night of some Law & Order SVU because duh it's the greatest show ever. 

What did you do this weekend?
Have you seen any awesome movies recently? 



Inspired By....


Like I mentioned on Monday, I want Thursdays to be anything that's more on a personal level. I'm kinda over talking about the break up, I'm not dating, I've got nothing to rant about, so I figured I'd keep it simple and close out my first week back with things across the internet that have inspired me recently.

To be honest, this picture spoke to me so deeply that I'm considering getting it tattooed. I see myself in it so much. Who I was to who I'm becoming, it's the most perfect drawing ever.

I've had a lot of time alone to do a lot of self discovery and one thing that was really a huge problem for me was how I reacted to others. I always allowed my emotions to be based off of other peoples actions. This is the epitome of self destruction, I promise you. Therapy really helped me see that and working with crystals, meditation and gaining self love has helped me focus more on my own actions. Learning to have peace within myself is the best thing that's ever happened to me.

LEGIT! This speaks to me in so many ways. I've come so far, I have so far to go, I have major goals, I have projects in the works, I have moving to a new city in mind, I truly am on a mission! And I'm not stopping for anything this time. "Doubt me, then watch me". 

What has been making you smile lately? 

Phew! I made it! I stuck it out all week and I did it! I'm back :) 
See ya on Monday!